Manchester United latest: Giggs meets van Gaal & Vidic on Moyes

Nemanja Vidic

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Interim manager Ryan Giggs is set for ‘talks’ with prospective permanent manager Louis van Gaal.

The Welsh veteran and coach will discuss his future and a potential coaching role under the Netherlands boss who is expected to be announced as the new manager imminently.

Ryan Giggs was pictured in Holland following his meeting with Louis van Gaal after flying out to discuss his future.

Meanwhile, departing captain Nemanja Vidic has revealed his views on David Moyes, insisting the United players did everything they could to achieve success under the Scot who was sacked last month after 11 months in charge at Old Trafford.

"There is no question over any of the players. They did everything that was asked of them," said Vidic.

"Sometimes you do things well, sometimes you don't. But the desire was there. They tried really hard.”

"From the first day until the last you didn't hear any player say anything bad about the training. That shows the players have respect for the manager," he added.

Former captain Roy Keane has launched a ‘scathing attack’ on the club, stating that chief executive Ed Woodward needs to ‘look at himself’ with reference to the handling of David Moyes’ sacking.

He [Moyes] had one transfer window, and it's not always down to the manager when players don't come in," said Keane.

"I think Ed Woodward needs to look at himself. He's got to get deals done. I think he should have been given more time. I was happy with David Moyes. I think Van Gaal is a good choice. Only time will tell. He's managed big clubs."

Roy Keane also criticised defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling whom he believes have ‘gone backwards’ in their development at United.

“They’ve had a platform for the last couple of years,” said Keane.

“We were told two or three years ago Jones was going to be the new Duncan Edwards, Smalling was this [big hope]. I’ve watched United live nine, 10 times this year and they have been none of those things. If anything I think they have gone backwards.”

In transfer news, rumours have emerged that Liverpool could beat United to sign William Carvalho after reports the Merseyside outfit are hopeful of signing the Portuguese international who has been a reported target for the Red Devils.

In other news, youngster Adnan Januzaj has been included in the Belgium squad ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The 19-year-old winger is as yet uncapped after only recently deciding to play for Belgium.

Former United midfielder Park Ji-Sung has retired from football aged 33. The South Korean international became the first Asian captain in a Champions League match after taking the armband from Ryan Giggs in 2005 whilst at United.

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